Palestinian Islamic Jihad is also in discussion in Israel-Hamas war.Image Credit source: AFP
The war between Israel and Hamas has been going on since October 7. There is an organization and discussion in this war with Hamas and the Lebanese extremist organization Hezbollah. Its presence is in many other countries along with Palestine. It is also against Israel along with Hamas. It is known as an ally of Hamas and Palestine Islamic Jihad. Let us know how Islamic Jihad and Hamas are different, whereas both these organizations are opposed to Israel.
According to media reports, Islamic Jihad, which is also called Palestinian Islamic Jihad. It is the most active fundamentalist terrorist organization in the Palestinian territory. After Hamas and Lebanon, this organization has also emerged as the biggest headache for Israel.
What is Islamic Jihad?
Islamic Jihad, also known as Palestinian Islamic Jihad. It is the second largest organization in Gaza after Hamas, which has controlled and governed Gaza since 2007. It is a Sunni Islamic terrorist organization. It has always been against the establishment of an Islamic-Palestinian state and Israel.
When was it established?
Palestinian Islamic Jihad was founded in the 1980s to fight the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip. This organization maintains its presence in both Gaza and the West Bank Palestinian territories. The founders of Islamic Jihad were Fathi Shakaki and Abd al-Aziz Awda, who were members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. It was a Sunni Islamist movement founded by Hassan al-Banna in the 1920s. Both founders were inspired by the Iranian Revolution in the 1970s under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and created an organization for the elimination of Israel.
has attacked Israel
Islamic Jihad started its campaign against Israel in the 1980s. It carried out several terrorist attacks in the Gaza Strip before the first intifada in 1987. The al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the organization, has carried out several attacks on Israeli targets since the 1990s. The organization operates in Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. It also has presence in Lebanon and Syria. Like Hamas, Islamic Jihad has also been declared a terrorist organization by Israel and the United States.
How different is Islamic Jihad from Hamas?
According to media reports, Islamic Jihad is not linked to Hamas, but it is linked with the Palestinian armed group in the fight against Israel. Hamas is based only in Gaza, while Islamic Jihad maintains a presence in Lebanon and Syria. Apart from working in Gaza and West Bank, it also has offices in Tehran. Like Hamas, Islamic Jihad also receives financial help and support from Iran.
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